Humanities Transfer Advising Information

Welcome to the UCI School of Humanities! All new transfer students are required to attend an academic advising session.  The dates of the sessions are posted below.  When you attend a session, the enrollment "hold" on your record will be removed, allowing you to enroll in classes.  The sooner you attend an advising session, the sooner you will be able to enroll in classes.

ABOUT THE ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION

    Overview: Each session is four hours; you must arrive promptly and be present the entire time.  The session includes:

      • An overview of degree requirements and academic policies.
      • An individual appointment with an academic counselor.
      • Recommendations for Fall Quarter courses.
      • A review of the registration system and an opportunity to enroll in classes.

    Location and Parking: The session will be held in room 1030 of the Humanities Gateway Building. Humanities Gateway is building number 611 on the main campus map, which can be found here.  Park in the Student Center Parking Structure; you can find directions to that structure on the Transportation Services website.
    Policy on Late Arrivals: You must arrive on time.  Make sure to plan sufficient time for traffic, paying for parking, and finding the room.  Late arrivals will not be accommodated; if you do not arrive on time, you will not be allowed to attend the session.  Instead, you will be required to attend a make-up session at the end of the summer.
    Guest Policy: Family members or other guests may not attend the advising session.  If you require special assistance and need someone to accompany you, please contact the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study in advance to make arrangements.
    Exceptions: UPDATE: Requesting for an exception is no longer necessary. Please check your UCI email for instructions on how to complete your advising via the webinar. Attendance at an advising session is mandatory.  If for some reason you are unable to attend (for example, you live outside of the U.S. and will not be arriving to California until all of the sessions are over), you must submit the Humanities Advising Exception Request Form to petition for an exception to complete advising online.  Exceptions require documentation and are not guaranteed to be approved.  Please submit the petition as early in the summer as possible. If your petition is approved, you will be required to complete an online webinar during the summer and attend the Mandatory Follow-Up Advising Session on September 26, 2018.

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HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION

    To make your reservation for an advising session, please follow these steps:

    1) ACTIVATE YOUR UCI NETID

    If you are having difficulties in activating your UCI NetID, please contact the Office of Information Tecnhnology.

    2) LOG INTO YOUR UCI GMAIL ACCOUNT AND FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE HUMANITIES TRANSFER ADVISING SURVEY AND SUBMIT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL COLLEGES YOU HAVE ATTENDED BY JULY 15

    How to setup UCI Gmail on your computers and mobile devices

    NOTE: You must be logged in with your UCI Gmail account BEFORE opening the survey. Unofficial transcripts will need to be uploaded within the survey. The unofficial transcripts requested in the survey are separate from and, in addition to, the official transcripts you are required to submit to the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools. You are still required to send your official records to the Office of Admissions by the deadline stated on your Admissions offer.

    3) SIGN UP FOR AN ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION
    UPDATE: Signing up for an Academic Advising Session is no longer possible as all sessions are now over. Please check your UCI email for instructions on how to complete your advising via the webinar. Once your survey and your unofficial transcripts are received, you will receive an email with information on how to sign up for an advising session.  You can expect this email to your UCI email address within three to five business days of submitting your completed form and paperwork.

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ENSURING SUCCESS AT THE ADVISING SESSION

    To ensure your advising session is as productive and successful as possible, please be sure to complete the following steps before attending a session:

    Take Any Necessary Placement Tests: You may need to take a language placement exam.  As a Humanities major, you are required to complete two years of college-level language other than English (or show equivalent competence).  If you completed the fourth semester of a college-level language other than English (Intermediate/II) with a grade of C or better, that will satisfy the requirement.  If you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit, please refer to the Advanced Placement Chart in the UCI General Catalogue to determine if you have completed the requirement.  Otherwise, please review the information below and, if necessary, visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details. 

    If you are planning to enroll in:

      • Spanish – You must take a placement exam unless you have completed a college-level course. Visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.
      • Chinese, Japanese, or Korean – You must take a placement exam regardless of your background in the language.  Visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.
      • French, German, Italian, or Russian – Placement exams are not required, though for students who have background in French or German, the placement exam is strongly recommended to ensure success in UCI courses.  Visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.
      • Greek and Latin – You must contact Professor Andrew Zissos to discuss placement if you have any experience in Latin or Greek.
      • Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Vietnamese – You must complete a language background questionnaire and contact the Humanities Language Learning Program to discuss placement, regardless of your background in the language.

    Review Campus, School, and Major Requirements: The 2018-2019 UCI General Catalogue will be available online in early-July.  The Catalogue contains valuable information about UCI, your academic field, and UCI's policies and regulations.  You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies contained in the Catalogue.

    View the New Student Handbook: This website is a great introduction to UCI and will help ensure that you complete everything required of new students.

    Check Your UCI Email: You will be notified when your UCI email account is available.  Be sure to check it regularly throughout the summer for important messages.  If you have any questions about your account, please visit the Office of Information Technology (OIT) website.

    Check the UCI MyAdmission Site: Be sure to check this site regularly for Admissions updates.

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

    • July 1, 2018 – Deadline to submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
    • July 15, 2018 – Deadline to submit the Transfer Advising Survey and unofficial transcripts to the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study.
    • July 15, 2018 – Deadline to submit official test scores to the Office of Admissions.
    • September 15, 2018 – Deadline to pay fees.  Fees must be paid to the Cashier's Office by September 15, 2018 to retain your seats in classes (postmarks do not apply).  Review your ZOT Account Online in late-August.
    • September 24-September 26, 2018 - Welcome Week.  The campus offers a broad range of activities for new students.  On Monday, September 24, there will be a mandatory New Student Convocation and Information Session held at 9:00am in the Bren Events Center.  From there, you will be escorted to the Humanities Transfer Welcome.  Additional Welcome Week activities will be announced at both events.
    • September 27, 2018 - The first day of classes.  Note this is a Thursday.

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TRANSFER ADVISING SESSION DATES

Please choose from the following orientation dates:

*NOTE: All sessions will begin promptly at 9:30am and end at 1:30pm. Students must be present the entire time.

Date of Advising Session
Who Can Sign-Up for the Session
Monday, July 9
All Humanities Majors Welcome
Wednesday, July 11
All Humanities Majors Welcome
Friday, July 13
English Majors Only
Wednesday, July 18
All Humanities Majors Welcome
Saturday, July 21
All Humanities Majors Welcome
Monday, July 23
All Humanities Majors Welcome
Thursday, July 26
Film & Media Studies Majors Only
Wednesday, August 1
All Humanities Majors Welcome
Tuesday, August 7
All Humanities Majors Welcome

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F.A.Q.

    The Academic Advising Session:

    Am I required to attend an academic advising session?
    Is there a fee for the academic advising session?
    I live outside of the country and cannot attend the advising session in person, what should I do?
    What do I need to do to prepare for the advising session?
    Do I need to take any placement exams?
    I already sent my official transcripts to Admissions.  Do I still need to submit transcripts to Humanities?
    I submitted my transfer advising survey and unofficial transcripts, but I have not received information about signing up for a session.  What should I do?
    What is the difference between mini T-SPOP and the academic advising session? Can I attend them on the same day?
    If I attended mini T-SPOP am I still required to attend the academic advising session?
    What happens if I arrive late to the session?

    Enrolling in Classes:

    When can I enroll in classes?
    What classes should I enroll in?
    Why is there a hold on my record?

    Changing Majors:

    I was not admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major into Humanities.  How can I do that?
    I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a different Humanities major.  How can I do that?
    I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a non-Humanities major. How can I do that?

    Other:

    Can I take summer school at UCI?
    What is the status of my Admissions?
    I have a question that was not answered here.  Who can I contact for assistance?

     

    The Academic Advising Session:

    Am I required to attend an academic advising session?
    Yes.  The academic advising session is mandatory.  All students are required to attend before they can enroll in classes.

    Is there a fee for the academic advising session?
    No, the advising session is free.

    I live outside of the country and cannot attend the advising session in person, what should I do?
    Attendance at an advising session is mandatory.  If for some reason you are unable to attend, you must submit the Humanities Advising Exception Request Form to petition for an exception to complete advising online.  Exceptions require documentation and are not guaranteed to be approved.  If your petition is approved, you will be required to complete an online webinar during the summer and attend a Mandatory Follow-Up Advising Session on September 26, 2018. UPDATE: Requesting for an exception is no longer necessary. Please check your UCI email for instructions on how to complete your advising via the webinar.

    What do I need to do to prepare for the advising session?
    Please see the “Ensuring Success at the Advising Session” section above.

    Do I need to take any placement exams?
    As a Humanities major, you are required to complete two years of a college-level language other than English (or show equivalent competence).  If you have not done that, you may need to take a language placement exam.  Please review the placement testing information in the “Ensuring Success at the Advising Session” section above and, if necessary, visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.

    I already sent my official transcripts to Admissions.  Do I still need to submit transcripts to Humanities?
    Yes. You are required to send transcripts to both Admissions and the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study.  The copies sent to Admissions must be official; the copies sent to Humanities may be unofficial.

    I submitted my transfer advising survey and unofficial transcripts, but I have not received information about signing up for a session.  What should I do?
    Once we receive your survey and unofficial transcripts, we will send you an email with information on how to sign up for an advising session.  If it has been over a week and you have not received an email please confirm you submitted the survey and uploaded or sent all unofficial transcripts to the correct address/fax number; then check your email, including your junk mail box for an email from Janelle Persinger.  If you still need assistance, please call (949) 824-5132 or email Janelle Persinger at jpersing@uci.edu.

    What is the difference between mini T-SPOP and the academic advising session?  
    Transfer Success is an optional one-day orientation designed to help new transfer students make a smooth transition to life at UCI with information about UCI resources; the program is run by the New Student Orientation Office and does not include academic advising.  The academic advising session is a mandatory half-day program that includes an overview of degree requirements and academic policies, an individual appointment with an academic counselor, and recommendations for Fall Quarter courses.

    If I attended mini T-SPOP only am I still required to attend the academic advising session?
    Yes. Transfer Success does not take the place of the academic advising session.

    What happens if I arrive late to the session?
    You must arrive on time.  Make sure to plan sufficient time for traffic, paying for parking, and finding the location.  Doors will close promptly at the start time of the session; if you do not arrive by 9:30am, you will not be allowed to attend.  Instead, you will be required to attend a make-up session at the end of the summer.  This is likely to impact your ability to get into classes for your major.

    Enrolling in Classes:

    When can I enroll in classes?
    You can begin enrolling in classes at the academic advising session.  The sooner you attend a session, the sooner you will be able to enroll in classes.

    What classes should I enroll in?
    We will discuss your degree requirements and a recommended fall schedule at the academic advising session based on the coursework you have previously completed.

    Why is there a hold on my record?
    All new transfer students begin their career at UCI with a hold.  Once you attend an academic advising session this summer, the hold will be removed, allowing you to enroll in classes.

    The Admissions Office may also place a hold on your record if you do not submit your transcripts and/or test scores by the deadlines posted.  Please check your MyAdmission page or contact the Office of Admissions if this is the case.

    Changing Majors:

    I was not admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major into Humanities.  How do I do that?
    Follow all four steps in the “How to Sign Up for an Advising Session” section above.  On the Transfer Advising Survey, be sure to note the major you would like to change to.  We will approve your change of major request when you attend the academic advising session.  You can find a list of all Humanities majors on the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study website.

    I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a different Humanities major.  How do I do that?
    Follow all four steps in the “How to Sign Up for an Advising Session” section above.  In the Transfer Advising Survey, be sure to note the major you would like to change to.  You can find a list of all Humanities majors on the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study website.

    I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a non-Humanities major.  How do I do that?
    You must contact the School that offers the major you are interested in changing to.  They will let you know if you are eligible to change your major.  If you are not eligible to change, you must either keep your current Humanities major or change to a different Humanities major.  You will then still be required to attend a Humanities academic advising session, adhere to all Humanities policies, and take classes for your current Humanities major even if you are still hoping to eventually change majors.

    Other:

    Can I take summer school at UCI?
    Yes.  Please see the Summer Sessions website for additional information.  If you would like to discuss enrolling in Summer Session II, be sure to sign up for a July advising session.

    What is the status of my Admissions?
    Please check your MyAdmission page or contact the Office of Admissions with any questions about your admissions status. 

    I have a question that was not answered here.  Who can I contact for assistance?
    Please call the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study at (949) 824-5132 or email Ashlee Walker at ashleemw@uci.edu with any questions not answered on this page.

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